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Can wheat producers keep pace with growing global demand?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Farmers around the world have responded to growing demand by producing record crops recently. As a result, USDA forecasts that global ending stocks for 2009/10 (June-May) will be 196.8 million metric tons, up 60 percent from a recent low of 123.3 million metric tons in 2007/08.

Farmers, don’t bring work home (especially if it could make others sick)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Your barn shoes and boots (and hands) could bring food-borne disease pathogens into farmhouse.

Consumers are demanding ‘fresh from the farm,’ creating endless possibilities

Friday, March 19, 2010

Farmers will learn to gross $90,000 per acre at annual conference.

Teeth in new Dog Law: Pennsylvania shuts down five dog kennels

Friday, March 19, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pa. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has used authority provided by the new dog law to shut down five of the state’s commercial dog breeding kennels March 19. Scarlet-Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by Daniel P. Esh; the adjoining Twin Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by John […]

U.S. and China agree on reopening Chinese pork market to U.S.

Friday, March 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products.

Antibiotic use helps prevent livestock disease, but farmers must follow label

Friday, March 19, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.

Vacation with us … Oxborough

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Howard Hill of Windham, Ohio, brought Farm and Dairy during his visit with Jerry Oxborough, senior product trainer of AGCO, at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Hill is the vice president of the Massey Collectors Association where their motto is, “Old Masseys Collect The Nicest People!” Thanks to Hill and other vacationers, […]

Vacation with us … Herron

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Glen and Judy Herron of Salem, Ohio recently brought Farm and Dairy along on their 40th wedding anniversary at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. They took a moment to get a snapshot in front of Diamond Head, one of Oahu’s state parks. Thanks for bringing us along on your special day!

Expert analyzes U.S. dollar value, corn prices link

Thursday, March 18, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — It is not uncommon for daily fluctuations in corn prices to be attributed to fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies. So, what is the connection? From the side of the U.S. corn importer, a lower valued dollar in relation to the currency of that country, all […]

Young farmers, ranchers face concerns but express optimism for the future

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WASHINGTON — Profitability, increasing government regulations and the impact of activist groups are the top concerns of America’s leading young farmers and ranchers, according to a survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Despite the challenges, 80 percent of those responding to the federation’s 18th annual survey of young farmers and ranchers say they […]


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